Canadians are more than ready to bid 2016 goodbye.

Canadians are glad 2016 is over: survey

Poll says British Columbians remain more optimistic than others

Between the deaths of many much-loved celebrities, terror attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and the rise of the alt-right, a new poll suggests most Canadians are happy to see the end of 2016.

About two-thirds of Canadians felt this year was more bad than good for both the United States and the world, according to the study released Wednesday by the Angus Reid Institute.

Affairs here at home were more positive, but not by much. About 38 per cent of people believed the events of 2016 were more bad than good for Canada, but another 53 per cent felt their province did not fare well.

The study suggests people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta, “both provinces that have been hard-hit by the low price of oil and seen unemployment rise throughout the year,” feel the most miserably about 2016, while Manitoba is about neutral, the highest feeling about the year among the provinces, likely because of its new provincial government. B.C. came in behind Manitoba, with a mostly negative outlook, but the least negative.

20164

Searches for “worst year ever” skyrocketed this December, the report said, likely because of the news cycle being dominated by the war in Syria and Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.

20165


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Mouat Mudder returns to Abbotsford

Second annual obstacle course race raises funds for Abbotsford Fire Department Charitable Society

RCMP target speeders between Abbotsford and Surrey in month-long blitz

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

Abbotsford working to ease building permit backlog: mayor

Mayor Henry Braun said tripling of applications has slowed down approval process

Spring/summer season of exhibits opens at The Reach

Opening reception on Thursday, May 23 at Abbotsford gallery-museum

Two week lock down lifted for Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

Four rescued from Golden Ears mountain

Hikers from Surrey started out for Evans Peak at 6 p.m.

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Most Read